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I cannot think of any other job I would rather have. Since I was eight years old, I have known that being a teacher was my calling. I take my job of teaching young children very seriously. I strive to teach and nurture the whole child. My greatest desire is to instill confidence and self-worth into every child that enters my classroom so that they are empowered to follow their dreams and find success and fulfillment in life.
I am an Idaho girl through and through. I was born in Arco and raised here in Boise, graduating from Capital High School and Boise State University. I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, a Graduate Certificate in K-8 mathematics and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I love to learn and seek to improve my teaching practices daily. I have been teaching for 13 years. I taught Kindergarten my first year and then first grade after that. I love being at Summerwind! We have such an incredible community here. I feel blessed to be a part of it.
I am married to an incredible man and we have 4 awesome kids. I love to spend my free time camping, gardening, traveling, and reading. Teaching first grade is my passion! I love the transformation that happens in the children throughout the year.